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2013 Bingdao Gu Cha Yuan Sheng

2013 Bingdao Gu Cha Yuan Sheng

$96.00

Sourced By the : Gu Cha Yuan & Ma Ru Tea Company

Part of Wang Yanxin’s guest curator pu’er collection, an opportunity to try unique aged pu’ers from growing regions and workshops across Yunnan.
  • true
    100
    camphor, cedar
    true
    75
    mineral sparkle
    true
    60
    pine needle
    true
    45
    apricot, longan

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - camphor, cedar
    • spice - mineral sparkle
    • vegetal - pine needle
    • fruit - apricot, longan
    • DATE OF PICKINGMarch 26th, 2011
    • Bingdao Yunnan Province
    • ELEVATION~1000 meters
    • Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

    Bingdao has become one of the most famous pu’er growing regions in Yunnan for its unique microclimate that tends to yield cooling lingering aftertaste. This beautiful cake is mainly silver buds and small leaf, loosely compressed for ideal aging. Already cellared for five years, this tea is full of big cooling tingling yun, big minerality and foresty complexity. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in the Bingdao region and see the reward as this continues to deepen with greater complexity over the coming years. It is becoming harder and harder to actually acquire true Bingdao sheng as it is becoming wildly popular (and expensive) in China. Luckily, Wang Yanxin was able to acquire these cakes before the market for Bingdao shot up, and she is passing them on without ‘adjusting’ for market pricing.


  • 'Most pu’er does become more complex over time. Astringency mellows out, darker and richer flavors come through. Textural complexities become more pronounced. Starting with an intriguing young pu’er of high quality with lots of textures and flavors at play will increase your chances of graceful aging.'

  • 4
    8
    212
    60 seconds
    30-40
    4
    5
    212
    20 seconds
    10-15
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 60 secondsresteep many times
    add 30-40 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 20 seconds
    add 10-15 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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